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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Nordstrom AnniversaryAnneke McConnell

Hey friends! The time has come for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but before I dive into what I am buying personally and some recommended items, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you, especially if this is your first time shopping the sale. :-)


1. This is my 3rd year shopping the sale, and while I'm excited because it truly has AMAZING SALE PRICES for brand new Fall items, I feel like in the past it was way too easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all and buy things that weren't really my style OR that fit my lifestyle as a stay at home/work at home mom.  

With that said, I'd definitely suggest shopping the sale with a list of TOP items you're shopping for, and don't stray too far unless you find something you absolutely LOVE or is a crazy steal. Last year for me, that was the GloPro Microneedling Tool, and I am still SO HAPPY with that purchase.

GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool Face and Eye Set

It is included in the Anniversary Sale again this year at $100 off and I can't recommend it enough after using it for the past year! 30's are REAL if ya know what I mean! ;-)


2. The people that work at Nordstrom are SUPER nice people, and to be honest, I used to be super intimidated to walk into the store and ask for help. It sounds so silly now! If you're interested in checking items out at your local store, don't be shy and set up an appt. I have yet to meet any associate that isn't an absolute gem!

This North Face fleece pullover has been a go-to, so the Thread and Supply pullover in the sale is a MUST for anyone looking to stay cozy in the Fall and Winter months. Along with the Zella Live In Leggings (aka essentials) you'll be set for comfort. :-)


3. Tomorrow we're headed out for a family staycation to beach house on Whidbey Island (follow along on Instagram stories!) so I'm personally just shopping the Nordy sale online and looking forward to some happy mail when we get home. For the sale, I'm focusing on fall and winter sweaters, denim, ankle boots, some coats, handbags, and workout gear like workout leggings, workout tanks and tennis shoes. :-)

This jacket here is almost identical to a major favorite jacket in this year's sale!! TTS


Here are a few items I currently have in my cart and some top picks! Fingers crossed my final picks will arrive in the mail quickly! :-)




I basically LIVE in cozy sweaters all Fall and Winter so I can't wait to stock up on them!! The prices are too good! THIS SWEATER is my absolute TOP pick!  I love it!!!!




Over the years I have found an appreciation for some well fitting denim, and have been able to drastically declutter my closet by investing in some jeans that really fit well. For me this means fitting my petite self and maintaining excellent shape retention. Basically, they stretch and are comfortable, but don't actually stretch out and get saggy.  I personally love AG, Rag and Bone, and Articles of Society.




Remember that most of these boots and shoes are available in multiple colors! 


See those tall black boots on the left, third row down? Having owned a pair by this brand before, I can say with confidence how comfortable they are! I'm getting that boot this year in the Rust Suede, which is such a stunning color! 

I'll continue to add to update this post, but for now these are my top picks!  Next I'm focusing on coats (THIS ONE IS IN MY CART!!), handbags (this Tory Burch bag has my eye), and jewelry (I was shocked at the price on this Michele watch)!






I can't wait to share more! The sale is GOOD this year and items are already selling out, crazy as that is!!


I hope this helps you navigate the sale a little better! I'll share more as the items I bought arrive in the mail, but in the meantime, don't stress it and HAVE FUN!!


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Fall 2016 Outerwear: Quilted Faux Fur Hooded Anorak #Nsale

Fashion Blog Posts, Fashion, Fall FashionAnneke McConnell

Whenever I browse through these incredible pre-season sales like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (one week left to save BIG), my admitted tendency is to go toward the shoes because of sizing (see my boot review HERE), trendy tops and sweaters, jeans, leggings (the BEST), and jewelry. Oh......and handbags!  Can't forget those!

BUT, I tend to overlook the socks, pajamas, beauty, undergarments, and outerwear.  Today, I'm highlighting some great deals on outerwear and sharing my top pick for the fall / winter season ahead.

Now living in Seattle, it's pretty temperate so it doesn't really get blasting hot or cold.  I definitely have my stash of year round sweaters and sweatshirts (not swimwear). ;-)

Ralph Lauren quilted anorak coat Zella Black Leggings / Sole Society Ariana Tote / Sole Society  "Chateau" Drop Earrings



This will probably be one of my go-to coats on those cold blustery days not too far off.  Yes it rains in Seattle, but it's really more drizzly and gray most days........not huge downpours all the time.  I'm SUPER excited to finally have a pair of Sperry's because they are so easy to take on and off with the zipper and comfortable.

As a pretty nostalgic person, I imagine heading to the Pumpkin patch with the family, going Christmas tree hunting, then coming in from the cold and hanging up my coat, taking those Sperry's off and curling up in my leggings and a sweater with the kids zipping hot cocoa.   All the yeses! 

Remember there's just one week left of the Nordstrom sale.  If you've had your eye on something, snag it now!

For those of you wondering, on our Yellowstone trip today we mined for Sapphires! Next stop, West Yellowstone! :-)




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P.S.  The August Issue of Everything Home Magazine just went LIVE.  Check it out below! (My article is on pages 58-59!)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAVE Items Under $40 - Public Access begins!

Fashion Blog Posts, Fave Picks, Fashion, Gift IdeasAnneke McConnell

Hey friends!  Have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet?  The sale opens to the public here in a few hours on July 22nd and lasts through August 7th.  

For today I wanted to share another video (thanks for the love on the BOOTS REVIEW) with you on my favorite items under $40.

Trust me, the savings are big with the more expenses pieces, but these are great staples that you can mix and match, layer, and buy multiple colors in. #guilty

In the beginning of this video, I felt it was important to express why I do what I do here in terms of the style side of things.

Maybe it's because I'm a ***bit older with 3 kiddos, but I just want you know that the bottom line is, I want YOU to feel beautiful and this is just one way I can be a small part of that. :-)

***Remember, you can go to the navigation on the blog, and there's an ENTIRE tab just for the sale to keep all posts easy to find - not everything makes it in a blog post!)

Happy Shopping ladies and thanks as always for your love and support!

Where to find the items shown in the video.

V-neck sweater (4 colors)

Cardigan (7 colors and selling FAST)

LEGGINGS (I can't believe these are reversible! Score!)
Or crop leggings

Faux Leather Drawstring Tote (4 colors - I love the red too!)

LORAC eye palette (not in sale)

Twist Front Woven Top (4 colors)

Longer Tunic Blouse: (7 colors) more colors HERE and linen version

Shorter Blouse (7 colors) 

V-neck Tee (6 colors)

Cowl Neck Shift Dress (10 COLORS!!!!)

Jacket to pair with items  OR alternate

Necklace (not in sale)

Criss-Cross Ring OR alternate


Nail Polish Color (Creme de la Creme)
Nail Polish Gel Step 1
Nail Polish Gel Step 3

Articles of Society Denim
Blue Jeans
White (on sale)
White distressed (on sale)
Black distressed




Thanks for watching! 














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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 Fall Boots Comparison

Fashion, Fashion Blog Posts, Fave Picks, Gift IdeasAnneke McConnell

Thanks for watching this comparison video of fall boots for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016!  There are TONS of great options available, but they usually sell out quick at these sale prices!

Where to find these boots listed in the order shown in the video:

B.P. Chunky Heel Bootie - $79.90 during sale, $119.95 after

Pull On Ankle Boot - $99.90 during sale, $159.95 after

Cutout Ankle Bootie - $79.90 during sale, $128.95 after

Side Buckle Ankle Bootie - $99.90 during sale, $149.95 after

Sperry Saltwater Quilted Duck Boot - $79.90 during sale, $119.95 after

Over the Knee Suede Heel Boot (alternative) - $159.90 during sale, $239.95 after

Tory Burch Fall Knee High Leather Boot  - $299 during sale, $495 after sale

Same TB boot in wide calf (black only) / alternative

Hunter rain boots mentioned - $129.90 during sale, $195 after


Again, there are SO many great selections! Consider sizing up a half size for thicker socks, but otherwise, I feel these are all true to size.

I'd love to know if you prefer the videos! I'm working on a few more as I feel they are more personal and down to earth, like I'm chatting with a best friend. ;-)

Happy shopping beautiful!





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